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Old 08-26-2015, 06:47 AM   #1
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4 or 6 wheel replacement?

I am going to replace steel wheels on my 2003 Fleetwood Expedition (Freightliner XC chassis) with aluminum wheels.

Should I replace all 6, or should I do like many manufacturers and just replace the 4 that will be seen?

Which wheel do you prefer - Alcoa or Accuride?


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Old 08-26-2015, 07:06 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if any aluminum wheels can be used as your inner duals, so most likely, you will be replacing 4 wheels.

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Every inside I have seen is steel. Why wast the $$$ on something you can not see.
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Since aluminum wheels are about twice as thick as steel, most likely you can't use aluminum wheels for the inside duals as the wheel studs are not long enough for two aluminum wheels.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:59 AM   #5
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Our FL came with Accurides. They seem nice. No clear coat is a plus to me. I know you have to polish them, but never saw a clear coated wheel more than 6-8 years old not having a problem with the clear coat. Mine still look like new,,,,, after I polish them!

Can't speak to the Alcoa alternative.

One thought, the centers etc, for mine are readily available from FL. I lost a front hubcap shortly after I got the coach, local dealer had it in stock.

Not sure if FL's came with Alcoa's, or if the centers and hubcaps are universal? There is more to the switch than just wheels. Don't forget the special wrench for the rear hub removal needed to get the wheel off! It is like a 3" spanner.

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